Thursday, July 8, 2010

Why I support the City of Roswell, but not the Roswell UFO Museum

from Norio Hayakawa at Civilian Intelligence Central

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by Norio Hayakawa
July 8, 2010

This is stricly my opinion.
It is evident that the world-famous Roswell UFO Museum has always promoted only the extraterrestrial interpretation of the Roswell incident.
And, unfortunately, it seems to continue to exclude any speakers who differ from their view.
Of course, it can do anything it wants, since it is a private organization.

Fortunately, in recent years, some UFO researchers who bring up alternative explanations and views on the Roswell incident have been coming to the Roswell UFO Festival and have begun to give presentations.
I totally welcome the emergence of those researchers.
Unfortunately, of course, those speakers are not welcome to speak at the UFO Museum.
This is truly a shame.

However, the good news is that the City of Roswell (especially in recent years) has become open to various speakers with various interpretations of the Roswell incident.
However, when the general public hears about the annual Roswell UFO Festival, it seems to assume that the Festival is mainly sponsored by the UFO Museum.
This is far from the truth.

There are several organizations that play a major role in sponsoring the Roswell UFO Festival.
First and foremost is the City of Roswell itself.
Special thanks goes to the tireless effort of people such as Renee Roach, unselfish, hard-working marketing director of the city.
All events sponsored by the City of Roswell are free.
The main venue of the City of Roswell's UFO Festival is at the Roswell Convention and Visitors Center, 912 N. Main St.
Right next to the Center is the Roswell Museum and Art Center.
This is where all lectures and presentations given by many UFO researchers (including researchers whose views differ from what the Roswell UFO Museum dictates) are free to the public.
Speakers with alternate views of the Roswell incident have been welcome to speak there.
What is truly great about the City of Roswell's part in all of this is, again, that the events sponsored by the city is all free of charge, including the many entertainment events of the Roswell UFO Festival.

On the other hand, all events sponsored by the Roswell UFO Museum are not free.

The City of Roswell, therefore, is in a bind because, on the one hand it benefits from many visitors who visit the Roswell UFO Museum and will spend money in the city.
But, on the other hand, the City of Roswell has a difficult time with the UFO Museum because the UFO Musem's financial impact and influence to the city is big.

In other words, it seems that the Roswell UFO Museum has become too powerful (and perhaps too dictatorial?) and has a tendency to dominate and influence the direction of the Roswell Festival.
Personally I like Free Events.

This is why I will continue to support the City of Roswell, especially the work of Renee Roach who has done so much to promote the Festival.
Yes, I will definitely continue to support the City of Roswell's role in the UFO Festival, and not the Roswell UFO Museum.

Norio Hayakawa

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